I was at the anti-fracking rally in Albany. I’m another one who is against fracking. I’m concerned about it because they are going to frack near where my uncle and aunt live.
A gas driller died at a fracking site in Smyrna near where they live, because it is so unsafe. I’m concerned about my uncle and aunt that they would get sick too. I’m concerned for the wildlife, my cat and all of us.
Leave dogs at home
when it’s hot
Could someone tell me why people feel the need to take their dogs out of their homes when it’s 85 degrees to 90-plus degrees outside?
On Saturday, Aug. 4, around 3 p.m. I went to Tractor Supply to pick up a few things when I pulled into a parking spot. Parked next to me was a brown car with a small, brown dog inside, he was panting like crazy. The driver’s window was down about 6 inches to 8 inches, obviously not nearly enough. It was 90 plus degrees outside! I was furious! This is abuse!
On Thursday, Aug. 9, around 4:30 p.m. as I traveled down Route 7 coming into Colliersville, a lady was jogging with a dog whose feet were running on the hot road and his tongue was hanging out of its mouth about as far as it could. I looked down at the temperature as it shows in my car and it was a bombing 86 degrees! If you think jogging in this heat isn’t hurting the dog _ think again. Hey lady, the next time you want to go jogging, wait till it’s 86 degrees or higher, put on a fur coat and go for it!
People, wake up; leave your pets at home!
- Letters to the Editor
Answers still needed from Benghazi
Regarding the cartoon titled "Since Republicans say they want questions asked about the Libyan embassy incident":Continued ...
Safety Track was misrepresented to town
In his Nov. 16 open letter in The Daily Star, Greg Lubinitsky would have you believe that he has come to our community as a savior, to lift us from our poverty while offering life skills to downtrodden youth.Continued ...
Safety Track should pay taxes, fines
Apparently Mountain Top Airfield, the parent company of New York Safety Track, finds it easier to pay for a full page ad than to pay for its school and property taxes. Mountain Top Airfield, which owns the land on which New York Safety Track runs, has brought legal action against the town of Harpersfield and the Charlotte Valley School District to cut its assessment taxes in half.Continued ...
- Dems, not GOP, caused the shutdown
Why not allow crossbow hunting?|
This year, we have had a big stir with the unconstitutional SAFE Act issues and I believe that is why the crossbow hunting legislation has been put off. I am an archer and hunter and I would like to see the crossbow allowed during rifle and or muzzleloader season.Continued ...
Solar, wind powerare a joke|
Those times I've expressed my thoughts on environmentalism, I never addressed those facets of solar and wind power.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Pinkey right on guns, wrong on bullying
Regarding Mr. Pinkey 's Nov. 19 column:Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Experience at track was a pleasant one
I would like to share my experience with NYST after spending a day participating in one of their track days. First off, to debunk some of the misinformation being circulated about the facility.Continued ...
Farm bill is important to us all in the U.S.
The government of today is ineffective, and to put it mildly, is the cause of most problems in the United States. One effect from this ineffectiveness, the continued delay in passing the farm bill.Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Don't let local politics mimic national
I thank the residents of Hartwick, Milford, and New Lisbon for electing me to represent them on the Board of Representatives. I am honored and humbled. I especially thank those who actively supported my campaign.Continued ...
Old movie brings treasured scene
Much ado these days, in print and on TV, about the Gettysburg Address -- and quite rightly so. I am reminded of an old movie, "Ruggles of Red Gap" -- it's a pleasant, charming comedy, but I treasure it for one scene in which Charles Laughton recites the Gettysburg Address. Wonderful!Continued ...
'Gun" should not be a prohibited word
If I had not seen it myself in Chuck Pinkey's column, I would not believe it. He reported that on two separate occasions, Jim Losie, of Losie's Gun Shop in Oneonta, attempted to buy ads in local school publications, to SUPPORT the school's activities.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Blame shooter, rather than victim|
I just got done reading the article in The Daily Star titled, "Experts warn: Stay safe in Orange" in a Weekend paper. According to the article, "Although New York state law does not require hunters to wear bright orange, studies on the Environmental Conservation website say that hunters wearing blaze orange are seven times less likely to be injured than hunters who are not wearing orange."Continued ...
Forever stamp honors veterans|
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the United States Post Office issued a new stamp that pays tribute to 464 World War II Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor in combat, is presented "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty."Continued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Vacant area could use restaurant
Eighty- four Lumber on Southside has been empty for awhile now. It would be nice to have a Red Lobster or Olive Garden go in there.Continued ...
Pit bulls are a noble breed|
I must respond to Dorey Munch's vilification of the pit bull. While it is true that historically they were bred for fighting, it is also true that the dog had to be docile toward humans, otherwise it could not be handled by the owners during a match. Aggressive dogs are usually the result of abusive and irresponsible owners.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
'Sharpie' pens not good for voting
I served for four hours as a poll-watcher during the last election and think it might be useful for me to share with the community the troubles many voters experienced completing their civic duty.Continued ...
Safety Track not good for property values
The New York Safety Track on the Davenport/Harpersfield border claims it is the answer to a depressed real estate market in our area. In fact, in a recent Daily Star ad, Greg Lubinitsky, manager of NYST, stated that ONE property in the area was sold to a NYST supporter for "an above market price."Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
Obama still suffering from Pinocchio effect
Greetings from Central Texas, where we've just completed our annual Barack Obama Buffalo Chip Roundup of Obama lies. It set a new world's record for deceit.Continued ...
Magee has helped farmers a great deal
On behalf of the Otsego County Farm Bureau, I want to thank Assemblyman Bill Magee for standing up for family farms here at home and at the state Capitol. One of his recent accomplishments for farmers was introducing legislation that capped the rise in agricultural assessment values at 2 percent, which passed the state Assembly and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.Continued ...
- Answers still needed from Benghazi